Martingale System

martingale double upWatch the video below which describes the Martingale Roulette system: a negative progression system (like Fibonacci Roulette), where you increase your bets after a loss to claw yourself back to profit. Please read the notes at the bottom of the video. This system is most often played on the even money bets.

There is a variant for Dozens and Columns called Martingale Dozens. There are various variants that are good for the Martingale. It´s easy to play on Premium Roulette, for example, as there is a DOUBLE BET option, which just doubles your bet and spins the wheel. Easy.

Quick Guide to the Martingale:

  1. Keep your bets the same after a win.
  2. Double your bet after a loss, then revert back to your starting bet once you win. (Try Roulette Splendide at Virgin Casino for an easy way to do this. They have a "Double Bet" option).
  3. You can change around what you bet on (red/black, even/odd etc) or continue on the same bet- the odds are the same.
  4. Keep your session short. At some point you will see 5 or more losses in row. Get out before you reach there.
  5. Have a clear profit target and stop loss before you start. DON'T exceed them
  6. You can play this on most bets, but most players use it on the lower risk even money roulette bets (red/black etc).


  • Easy to understand
  • Can work in short bursts
  • Flexible. You can play it on any bets


  • Careful! Your bets can ramp up quickly and before you know it, you are betting a lot to win a small amount within one Martingale sequence. This is an aggressive system where your bets can ramp up quickly. Make sure you also have a look at less aggressive systems like the Hollandish System.
  • The Martingale does not alter the overall house edge: 2.6% in European Roulette.
  • It's a negative progression- so you flat bet after a win, which means you limit your profit potential on a lucky streak.

This system has a number of variants, notably the Super Martingale (careful here as it's even more aggressive) and the Reverse Martingale where you increase bets after a win rather than a loss. Do you find the Martingale System risky or not so risky? If it's the latter, wait until you read about the Triple Martingale system which involves tripling your bets after a loss. There are a bunch of other system that are variants of the Martingale such as the Balvinder Sambhi system. It really is the most famous strategy out there.

Playing Martingale on the Outside Bets on Premium French Roulette- a short clip.

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